Teodor Currentzis, SWR Symphonieorchester
War Requiem
Music by Benjamin Britten
Music
Cancelled

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Date
12 June
Wednesday
Time 20 Uhr
 
12 June
Wednesday
Time 20 Uhr
 
© Nikita Chuntomov

Benjamin Britten’s composition War Requiem is a protest and admonition, pleading for peace and against any form of inhumanity. Premiered in 1962 in commemoration of Nazi German air raids on the British city of Coventry, it is considered one of the most impressive and most moving musical works of reconciliation to this day. Its compositional structure has been described as an ‘ingenious inspiration’: the Latin words of the Christian requiem are interlaced with Wilfred Owen’s poems about ‘the pity of war’. The British poet died a fortnight before the end of the First World War. This monumental work for two orchestras, chorus and children’s choir, solo voices and organ is shown by Wiener Festwochen under the musical direction of Teodor Currentzis.

Artistic Team

Musical Direction Teodor Currentzis Music Benjamin Britten Soprano Irina Lungu Tenor Allan Clayton Baritone Matthias Goerne Choir Wiener Sängerknaben, London Symphony Chorus, SWR Vokalensemble Orchestra SWR Symphonieorchester

Production

Production Wiener Festwochen

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